The Dixie Valley Toad lives in one location in the entire world – a small spring-fed wetland near Fallon, Nevada. Ormat Technologies Inc., has proposed a geothermal project in that exact location, threatening to make the toad extinct.
Some Nevada tribes and environmentalists are concerned that clearing these woodlands may harm ecosystems that we haven’t fully studied yet.
New research has shown that birds in urban cities are adapting to noise and the light. Biologists wonder: can pass on these adaptations in their genes?
More than 60 percent human viruses originally come from animals.
For the past decade, these researchers around the globe have been working to identify risky viruses before they infect humans.
The team found a new Ebola virus in bats in Sierra Leone, and has worked with various communities to reduce exposure.